What’s the Eco-Score of …

Potato chips? The fish on your plate? That bowl of soy yogurt you eat in the morning? Bartel Van Riet zooms in on the Eco-Score of some of our most popular products. For example, did you know that tomatoes are top of the (eco) class? And that replacing the mayonnaise on your fries with ketchup every now and then is a great idea, ecologically speaking? Watch our video to learn why. Or read more about life cycle assessment and the bonus-malus system, which together determine a product’s Eco-Score.

Potato chips

“Eating crisps will save the planet” may be a bit of an exaggeration, but potatoes certainly don’t do our planet much harm either. Discover the Eco-Score of potato chips.

Honey

Honey is yummy – a wonderful natural product that deserves our appreciation. But did you know that some types of honey have a better Eco-Score than others? Find out why.

Fruit & veggies

Have you ever seen fresh fruit or vegetables with an Eco-Score? Neither have we. Watch the video to find out why the Eco-Score does not apply to fresh produce.

Soy yogurt

Are soy products synonymous with deforestation and soil pollution? Or is there more nuance to the story? Bartel explains all.

Tomatoes

Spaghetti sauce. Ketchup. Your grandmother's shrimp-stuffed tomatoes. Tomatoes are as versatile as they are tasty. But what about their Eco-Score? Watch the video.

Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise is made of oil, vinegar and eggs, among other things. Find out what ingredient is responsible for this product’s mediocre Eco-Score.

Fish

Bycatch. Antibiotics. Overfishing. The Eco-Score of fish is not that great, despite the nutrition fish provides. Learn how you can still make some ecological choices when buying fish products. Spoiler alert: it’s all about labels.

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Life cycle assessment

A life cycle assessment looks at a product's environmental impact during six phases, from its origin to its (correct!) disposal. Find out all about this assessment and how it affects the Eco-Score.

Bonus-malus

Bonus-malus examines five additional indicators, including production method and packaging. It allows investigators to place products, such as coffee, in certain categories. Read all about bonus-malus and how it affects the Eco-Score.